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Food Genmai 玄米

Genmai (玄米) is the Japanese term for brown, unpolished rice.



Genmai is whole grain rice with the inedible outer hull removed. This kind of rice sheds its outer hull or husk, but the bran and germ layer remain on, constituting rice's brown or tan colour. White rice is the grain without the hull, the bran layer, and the cereal germ.



Kanji: 玄米
Kana: げんまい
Romaji: genmai

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